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Myths of Aging Teaching Strategy

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1.   Consult the website of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University’s College of Nursing contains many evidence-based assessment tools. Those listed below from the Try This® and How to Try This Series® are recommended for the content discussed in the quiz game on myths and facts associated with aging. The use of standardized tools to assess issues such as sleep, sexuality, cognition, depression and incontinence needs to be the first step in addressing these issues. The tools each have an article about using the tool, and a video illustrating the use of the tool, are all available for your use.  Below is a suggestion of tools that were mentioned in the speaker notes of the Myths Game:  Click here to go to and the Try This® and How to Try This Resources®: 

  • Try This, Issue 3 – Mental status assessment of older adults: The Mini-Cog
  • Try This, Issue 3.2 – Mental status assessment in Older adults: Montreal Cognitive Assessment: MoCA
  • Try This, Issue 4 – Geriatric assessment scale (GDS)
  • Try This, Issue- 6.1 – Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
  • Try This, Issue 6.2 – Epworth Sleepiness Scale
  • Try This, Issue 7– Assessing Pain in Older Adults
  • Try This, Issue 8 – Hendrich Fall Risk Assessment
  • Try This, Issue 10 – Sexuality Assessment for Older Adults
  • Try This, Issue 11 – Urinary Incontinence Assessment in Older Adults: Part 1, Transient Urinary Incontinence; Part 2, Persistent Urinary Incontinence
  • Try This, Issue 12 – Hearing Screening in Older Adults - A Brief Hearing Loss Screener
  • Try This, Issue 14 – Confusion Assessment Method (CAM)
  • Try This, D8 Assessing and Managing Delirium in Persons with Dementia 

2.    Click onto this file, a PowerPoint slide of the Myths Game.

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